Hans  Gulbranson

Hans Gulbranson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Hans Gulbranson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1842 - 30 Dec 1862
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Halfway Creek, La Crosse County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location Battle of Stones River, TN

Hans Gulbranson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Gulbranson as living in Halfway Creek, WI, a farmer, age 19, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’5”. He enlisted for three years on October 2, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was killed in action during the Battle of Stones River, TN on December 30, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10,-15, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.114; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.560; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.309.

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